Chocolate doesn’t have to make you fat!
Lök is a company on a mission. They want to teach people in Colombia that chocolate is so much more than chocolatina.
Colombian chocolate is unique. The country’s rich biodiversity and ecosystems offer ideal conditions for the cultivation of quality single origin beans, which are gaining recognition around the world.
In fact, many believe that the beans actually originated here and were then traded with Mexico where where Montezuma discovered them before the arrival of Hernan Cortes in 1519.
María Carolina Angulo, CEO and co-founder of Lök Foods, who studied the science and art of chocolate making with experts in Belgium, has an understandable passion for using these distinct beans to make quality chocolate here in her home country.
At Lök, the company is involved in every step of the process from bean to bar, ensuring workers are paid fair prices and that the chocolate is produced according to the company’s exclusive recipes.
The chocolate is organic too, as Colombia has not been hit by the same cocoa bean plagues as other chocolate producing regions.
Carolina explains that the beans are “the most aromatic on the planet” and, perhaps more surprisingly, extols the health benefits of decent chocolate (i.e. chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa).
She points out that chocolate is packed with antioxidants that attack the free radicals in your body and so reduce cell degeneration. Some go as far to say it contains the secret to eternal youth, with properties that reduce the risk of heart problems and which can help to fight cancer and other diseases. Plus of course, as many people know, chocolate increases your serotonin levels, reducing stress and making you happier.
Like coffee beans, single origin cocoa brings many different flavours depending on the soil, climate, sea level and humidity. For example, volcanic soil gives the final product a fruity flavour. Lök blends the floral beans of the Tumaco region with the fruity beans from Arauca to create markedly different, yet still typically Colombian, flavours.
|This smooth fruity chocolate is the enthusiasts’ favourite – its delicate balance of slightly acidic tones offset by notes of honey make this chocolate stand out.|
|This perfect combination of citrus fruit and berries captures the particular flavour of Colombian beans. The sophisticated taste is ideal with red wine or nuts.|
|A sugar-free bar with lots of personality, this chocolate contains hints of dried fruits, macadamia and almonds. You don’t have to like dark chocolate to like this!|
|A milk chocolate with an unusually high level of cocoa brings the benefits of Lök to this classic taste. The clearly defined dairy notes are complemented by a heady mix of floral flavours, nutty caramel and malt.|
|Compare your list with friends – or your Valentine – and see how much your tastes differ.|
Order online at www.lokfoods.com or look out for Lök chocolates in over 1,000 shops throughout the country.